I am unsure where the idea of only 1 million for housing has come from
I seem to recall some time ago that we were told that the entire site was valued at about £4 million if used just for housing. So I was guesstimating that if they sold off part of the car park and the green space they might get a million for it?
Students do pretty well at Oxbridge and those buildings are not brand new.
Duke, you do provide good entertainment value
. The colleges of Oxford and Cambridge are some of the wealthiest organisations in the UK. Trinity College Cambridge alone has a financial endowment of £700 million. It owns the port of Felixstowe, Cambridge Science Park, and part of the O2 Arena. Like many other Oxbridge colleges it occupies Grade 1 listed buldings of enormous historical and architectural importance. And it has more than enough money to maintain them in the manner to which they have become accustomed over the centuries.
The idea that a small local sixth form college, occupying a converted pre-war secondary modern school building, could be compared in any way with that is hilarious!